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Montgomery County Public Schools Athletics

MCPS believes participation in interscholastic athletics supports the overall mission of the school district to ensure that every student will have the academic, creative problem solving, and social-emotional skills to be successful in college and career.  The MCPS philosophy of interscholastic athletics is founded in our vision, mission, purpose, and R.A.I.S.E. core values, which were established in July 2017.     



We promote academic achievement, athletic excellence, positive sportsmanship, and upstanding citizenship by providing the greatest education-based interscholastic athletics program.


Every student will attain the mental, moral, physical, and social-emotional skills to excel in the classroom, community, and the realm of competition.


To provide an innovative education-based interscholastic athletics program that maximizes diverse participation through a commitment to equity and access.

Core Values (R.A.I.S.E.)

Respect & Sportsmanship

Academic Excellence

Integrity & Character

Spirited & Safe Competition

Equity & Access 

Fall Playoff Updates 

County Champions

  • Cheerleading
    • Division III - Gaithersburg
    • Division II - Paint Branch
    • Division I - Winston Churchill
  • Cross Country Boys' - Winston Churchill
  • Cross Country Girls' - Walter Johnson
  • Field Hockey - Winston Churchill
  • Soccer Boys' (Co-Champions) - Walter Johnson and Northwest
  • Soccer Girls' - Thomas S. Wootton
  • Volleyball - Thomas S. Wootton

Region Champions

  • Cross Country Boys'
    • 4A North - Northwood
    • 4A West - Walt Whitman
    • 3A West - Springbrook
    • 2A West - Poolesville
  • Field Hockey
    • 4A North Region II - Sherwood
    • 4A South Region I - Walt Whitman
    • 4A South Region II - Montgomery Blair
    • 4A West Region I - WInston Churchill
    • 3A West Region II - Col. Zadok Magruder
  • Soccer - Girls'
    • 4A North Region II - Sherwood
    • 4A West Region I - Walt Whitman
    • 4A West Region II - Quince Orchard
    • 3A West Region II - Col. Zadok Magruder
  • Soccer - Boys' 
    • 4A North Region II - James Hubert Blake
    • 4A West Region I - Bethesda-Chevy Chase
    • 4A West Region II - Northwest
    • 3A West Region II - Col. Zadok Magruder

State Champions

  • Cross Country
    • 4A Girls - Walter Johnson
    • 2A Boys - Poolesville
  • Golf
    • 1A/2A - Poolesvillej
  •  Soccer - Girls 
    • 4A - Walt Whitman

MCPS Athletics Status - Current


November 19, 2021: Community Update in English and Spanish 

This communication includes updates regarding masks/face coverings indoors,  and reminders about other program operations.

NFHS Network

Parents/guardians, students, fans, and community members will have the ability to stream events live through the NFHS Network. Automated cameras have been installed in all main gymnasiums and stadiums. A monthly subscription fee of $10.99 is required to view live events. All MCPS events are free on the NFHS Network, 72 hours following each event.

Now Open...Winter Registration

Parent/guardians can register their student-athletes for winter athletics using ParentVue. Information regarding middle school athletics registration can be found here. Below are some helpful resources to assist parents/guardians with the on-line registration process and with securing a physical evaluation prior to the first day of fall season tryouts, November 15, 2021.

  • ParentVue Guide - A "Quick Guide to ParentVue for Athletics" in English for parents/guardians when registering their students for athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "Quick Guide to ParentVue for Athletics" in Spanish for parents/guardians when registering their students for athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "How to Guide" for parents/guardians for Getting Started with ParentVUE.pdf
  • Care for Kids - A health care program that provides access to health care services for uninsured children in Montgomery County.
  • Clinics for Sports Physicals - an annual list released by MCPS Athletics, pricing is subject to change